How ignorant is Bernie Sanders?
Here is an example of his stupidity. He overlooks the fact that the crowd was stage-managed by hard-core Iran-backed Hamas terrorists who brought weapons to the “protest” with the goal of invading Israel to kill Jews after the security wall was breached. The Israelis tried non-lethal weapons to no effect and were “forced” to protect their sovereignty and their people with any means necessary. While the crowd did not appear to be armed with conventional weapons, they did have stones, slingshots with ball bearings, and fire bombs. They were far from “unarmed protesters.”
Sanders Statement on Gaza ViolenceMonday, May 14, 2018
WASHINGTON, May 14 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement after more than 50 Palestinians were killed and 2,200 wounded by Israeli troops along the border fence with Gaza:
"More than 50 killed in Gaza today and 2,000 wounded, on top of the 41 killed and more than 9,000 wounded over the past weeks. This is a staggering toll. Hamas violence does not justify Israel firing on unarmed protesters. The United States must play an aggressive role in bringing Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Egypt and the international community together to address Gaza’s humanitarian crisis and stop this escalating violence."
Salah Bardawil, a senior Hamas official, told Palestinian news outlet Baladna TV that 50 out of the 60 who died on Monday were members of his organization, while the rest were civilians. Hamas won elections in 2006 and has run Gaza since the end of a violent power struggle the following year. <Source>
Somehow, Bernie Sanders has overlooked the fact that Hamas is a terrorist organization that does not recognize Israel and is committed to its destruction. As for the “March for Return,” what the Arabs want to do is to legally access Israel to continue their fight. The “return” the speak of is a return to land they abandoned before the Arabs attacked Israel from all sides and were widely expected to kill all of the Jews – after which the Arabs could return and reclaim the entire area.
Want to know who the enemies of Israel might be, the progressive socialist democrat Jew-haters in the Senate might be?
Amazing, all is revealed in a letter, on Senate letterhead, to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the man most of the progressive socialist democrats voted against in confirmation hearings.
May 11, 2018
We write to urge the administration to do more to alleviate the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip. The territory's lack of power, clean water, adequate medical care and other necessities not only exacerbates the hardships faced by Gaza's population, but redounds to the benefit of extremist groups who use this deprivation and despair to incite violence against Israel.
As a first step, the United States should restore its funding of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). Israeli defense officials specifically stated that U.S. withholding of UNRWA funding could worsen the humanitarian crisis in Gaza and even spark an uprising in the territory.
The United States should also encourage the easing of restrictions on the movement of people, goods and equipment in and out of the territory, especially for materials and supplies related to critical infrastructure such as water projects, and health essentials such as medicine and hospital supplies.
Multiple parties should also be engaged to ensure greater electricity flow into Gaza to
The United States should also put its weight behind proposals to build Gaza's economy through bold initiatives such as the proposed Gaza Seaport. Supported by a broad range of Israeli security and cabinet officials, the new port facility could boost Gaza's economy by vastly improving the territory's access to goods and markets worldwide.
This access to regular commerce is critical to ensuring that Palestinians in Gaza can reduce their reliance on aid and build a sustainable future for themselves.
As you know, a 2012 UN report predicted that, if current trends continued, Gaza would become unlivable. A follow-up report last year said that that day might have already come. According to Israel's Arava Institute for Environmental Studies, over-pumping of the coastal aquifer, on which Gaza relies as its primary water source, has led to seawater seepage making most water in Gaza undrinkable. According to Oxfam, water pollution caused by wastewater contamination is among the factors causing a dramatic increase in health problems among Gaza's population.
As Israel Defense Forces officials warned earlier this year, the humanitarian crisis increases the chances of incidents at the border fence that can turn deadly. Israeli security officials also believe conditions in Gaza could worsen to the point of a total collapse of order in the territory, leading to all-out confrontation between and among various Gazan factions and Israel.
There is much blame to go around for the horrific conditions in Gaza. Hamas - due to its ongoing repression, corruption and insistence on pursuing a violent struggle against Israel -bears significant responsibility for the deteriorating situation.
While Israel withdrew its forces from within Gaza in 2005, its continuing control of Gaza's air, sea, and northern, southern, and eastern borders, and its restrictions on the freedom of movement of people, legitimate goods and equipment in and out of Gaza, have made the humanitarian situation worse. Egypt and the Palestinian Authority must also play a more constructive role.
The political and security challenges in Gaza are formidable, but support for the basic human rights of its people must not be conditioned on progress on those fronts. For the sake of Israelis and Palestinians alike, the United States must act urgently to help relieve the humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip.
Bottom line …
The progressive socialist democrats care nothing for the safety and security of America, why should they care about Israel? Remember this when you vote. I am a constitutional conservative and I stand with Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East and a true contributor to the well-being of all society.
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius